- “Home Improvement” actor Zachery Ty Bryan was released on $8,500 cash bail Saturday
- He was arrested after allegedly strangling his 27-year-old girlfriend
- Bryan announced his split from wife Carly Matros early in October
Just one day after he was arrested for allegedly strangling his girlfriend, “Home Improvement” star Zachery Ty Bryan has been released on bail.
Bryan spent the night at the Lane County Jail in Oregon following his Friday arrest. The 39-year-old actor was set free on $8,500 cash bail Saturday and was issued a no-contact order, which means he can’t contact the victim and should stay away from her, TMZ reported.
The district attorney has yet to decide if he will be charged. Bryan was booked on three charges, including fourth-degree assault, interfering with making a report and strangulation.
The incident happened on Friday when Bryan’s neighbors called police to check on his apartment.
Reports said that Bryan and his 27-year-old girlfriend had gotten into a fight. The woman claimed to police that the sitcom star’s hand was on her neck and was about to choke her.
Bryan also allegedly tried to get his partner’s phone when she tried to call for help so she left the apartment and headed to a friend’s place nearby. Responding officers saw the actor “sitting outside an apartment” while his girlfriend was “at a neighboring apartment,” Entertainment Tonight reported.
“An investigation found that during the dispute Bryan is reported to have assaulted the victim, impeded her breathing, and taken the victim’s phone from her when she tried to call 911. The two have been in a relationship,” a representative said.
Bryan is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
The arrest comes a few weeks after he announced his split from his wife of 14 years, Carly Matros, with whom he shares four kids: Gemma, Jordana, Pierce and Taylor. In a now-deleted post, Bryan described his relationship with his wife as “best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents.”
“It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage. As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority,” Bryan wrote.
However, one eagle-eyed fan noticed that the message greatly resembles the separation announcement actor Armie Hammer shared in July. The latter split from wife Elizabeth Chambers Hammer after 10 years of marriage.
“I’m still stuck on this. Why did the oldest brother from Home Improvement plagiarize Armie Hammer’s divorce announcement? I need answers,” one user tweeted, along with a screenshot of the two posts.
“Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents. It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage,” Hammer’s announcement read. “As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority.”